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New and Renewed Affiliates

Recent new and renewed Cultural Tourism DC Affiliates include:

We encourage you to learn about the programs and projects of these organizations. They are an integral part of the fabric of this community. Whether you are a tourist or resident, get to know them and enjoy all that they offer.


World's Fair at DAR Museum

Experience the excitement, innovation, and wonder of a  World's Fair circa 1900. Do you know what foods debuted at the Columbian Exposition? Or what games children played? Learn about the inventions that thrilled fairgoers and sample the popular foods. Celebrate cultures around the world by exploring the booths of local embassies and cultural centers at the DAR Museum on Saturday, August 12. Fun for children and adults alike, this event is not one to miss!


Otakon 2017 Convention

Founded in 1994, Otakon is an annual convention held in the summer months to celebrate Asian pop culture and its fans. The 2017 event runs from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and features anime, cosplay, manga, music, movies, video games, and much more! Click here for the Otakon Convention activities.


Omani Cultural Evening

Culture comes alive at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center on August 17 for an evening of immersive Omani culture. This annual celebration will feature live music, food, and crafts for all ages. There is free admission for the cultural evening event, but you must RSVP by August 14.



Friday, August 11

Exhibit - Wish You Were Here! Vintage Postcards from Washington, DC
District Architecture Center

Exhibit - Deaf Difference + Space Survival
Gallaudet University Museum

Exhibit - From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Exhibit - Amending America
The National Archives

Saturday, August 12

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Exhibit - American by Belief
National Geographic Museum

Event - The Art of French Cooking
Hill Center

Tour - Walks with History
Pickle Pea Productions

Sunday, August 13

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
The National Postal Museum

Exhibit - The Nation We Build Together
American History Museum

Exhibit - Portrait Discovery Kits
National Portrait Gallery

Film - For Your Consideration

Monday, August 14

Exhibit - Inhotim: At the Crossroads of Glocal Change
IDB Cultural Center

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St Elizabeths 1852-2017
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Art in the Wind: Traditional Japanese Kites
JICC / Embassy of Japan

Tuesday, August 15

Exhibit - Artistic Expression in the First World War
National Air and Space Museum

Event - What's All the Buzz About Bees?
The National Building Museum

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Congress and the World Wars
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center 

Wednesday, August 16 

Event - Yoga in Luce
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard
National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Revival
National Museum of Women in the Arts 

Thursday, August 17

Film - SoLa
DC Environmental Film Festival

Film - The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)
Hill Center

Event - Conversation with Azam Ahmed
The Phillips Collection

Event - Workshop: Knit Along
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum


Newsletter for August 11 to August 17, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website

August 19

Reception - Black Magic: AfroPasts / AfroFutures
Honfleur Gallery

August 19

Old Town Alexandria Tour
Adventures for Creative Tourists

August 26

Military Appreciation Day
National Portrait Gallery

August 31

Gallery Talk: Qing Dynasty Jacket
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

WalkingTown DC is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and weekend tours of DC's neighborhoods. The 2017 edition will run from Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, September 24 and will include more than 50 top quality tours.



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Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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